Your guide to breast augmentation maintenance
Breast augmentation is the single most common plastic surgery procedure performed in North America. The popular surgical procedure uses Health Canada-approved prosthetic devices known as breast implants to enhance or augment the volume, proportion, and/or shape of your breasts. But if you’re considering a breast augmentation procedure, you may be wondering how long your breast implants will last, and what you can do to properly care for them.
Types of breast implants in Toronto at SpaMedica
By far the most common implants selected by patients are the cohesive “gummy-bear” silicone gel implants. They come with a lifetime warranty that guarantees there will not be structural integrity faults, so if there does ever happen to be any fatigue or failure of their structural integrity, you get a complimentary procedure and new implants. Cohesive gel implants, should not, however, need to be replaced in patients who take part in relatively typical life activities. These include golf, sleeping on one’s stomach, sexual intimacy, and high impact sports, to name a few.
The other main type of breast implant available is the salt water or saline implant. These are less popular and less natural-feeling than silicone, and run the risk of rupturing and leaking. You will likely have to replace your saline breast implants once every 10 years, and fittingly, they come with a 10-year warranty.
Fat grafting breast augmentation at Toronto’s SpaMedica can also be a very good option for those who want a minor increase in volume and projection. Over time, as you age, there’s, of course, a natural loss of fat substance and volume which can constitute a loss of breast shape in the 5-10 years following your breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation maintenance
Although there are no specific maintenance protocols to follow after your breast augmentation procedure in Toronto at SpaMedica, it is recommended that a gentle breast massage be performed daily in order to keep the capsular collagen tissue soft and mobile—as well as to feel around for any suspicious lumps, of course.
The first step for would-be breast augmentation patients is to meet with Dr. Mulholland. Based upon his 20+ years of experience performing breast augmentation surgery and your unique body shape, size, and preferences, he will recommend a range of possible implant sizes, styles, and shapes that will meet your aesthetic goals and expectations. Additionally, thanks to our cutting edge Vectra 3D imaging system, what you see really is what you get. The specialized technology allows patients to have a look at what their new breasts will look like on their body before committing. We pride ourselves on this extremely helpful “try-before-you-buy” approach.
To learn more about how to best maintain the results of your breast augmentation surgery at Toronto’s SpaMedica clinic, schedule a consultation today! We’d be delighted to answer all your questions.